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Thursday, September 27, 2007

John Edwards doesn't trust Bush. Hillary Clinton does.

I hope you saw the debate last night on MSNBC. Last night proved that John Edwards would end the war in Iraq, and would not get us into a new war with Iran, unlike Hillary Clinton the hawk.

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John learned something from his mistake in voting for the Iraq war. Among other things, he learned that George Bush cannot be trusted.

Hillary Clinton did not learn the same lesson. On September 26th, 2007, she voted for the Lieberman – Kyl amendment, which is a first step toward war with Iran. According to ThinkProgress:

By a vote 76-22, the Senate passed the Lieberman-Kyl amendment, which threatens to “combat, contain and [stop]” Iran via “military instruments.” Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) called the amendment “Cheney’s fondest pipe dream” and said it could “read as a backdoor method of gaining Congressional validation for military action.”

Hillary Clinton voted for this!

John Edwards called her out for it in the Democratic debate on the night of September 26, 2007:

But I want to come back to a discussion that took place a few minutes ago to make everyone understands what Senator Gravel is talking and Senator Clinton was talking about. Because there was a very important vote cast in the United States Senate today. And it was, basically, in a resolution calling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

I voted for this war in Iraq, and I was wrong to vote for this war. And I accept responsibility for that. Senator Clinton also voted for this war.

We learned a very different lesson from that. I have no intention of giving George Bush the authority to take the first step on a road to war with Iran.

And I think that vote today, which Senator Biden and Senator Dodd voted against, and they were correct to vote against it, is a clear indication of the approach that all of us would take with the situation in Iran because what I learned in my vote on Iraq was you cannot give this president the authority and you can’t even give him the first step in that authority because he cannot be trusted.

Watch the video:

Barack Obama DID NOT VOTE AT ALL on Lieberman-Kyl, because he was at a campaign event in New Hampshire. This is after all his rhetoric about how he would have voted against the Iraq war!

Please support the only major Democratic candidate who will keep us out of another war. Please support John Edwards!

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Anonymous sparafucilli said...

I think it's less that Hillary trusts Bush and it's more that she wants the options to act when she's in the Oval office.

September 28, 2007

Blogger AstroGirl said...

Well, that's an interesting thought which honestly hadn't crossed my mind. Maybe that's because I really can't see Hillary as president. She seems so unpresidential and so unlikely to win even if she gets the nomination.

You might be right about that. Maybe she IS just trying to improve her own ability to go to war with Iran as president. Somehow, I don't find that even a tiny bit comforting.

September 28, 2007


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